| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Urban Belly, the Avondale restaurant that ushered Chicago into a state of ramen-awareness, is uprooting from the Northwest side and moving to — where else? — the dining epicenter that is the Randolph Street corridor.
Bill Kim is the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood.
After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Locally inspired Valentine’s Day gifts certain to put a smile on your beloved’s face, especially if you both love Chicago almost as much as you love each other.
Abbey Brown body oils. Ditch the typical roses and give Rosebuds Body Oil,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Though the West Loop's claim to fame is its buzzy restaurant district, the number of bridal businesses that have put down roots in recent years make it a destination. Note: All shops with the exception of Smitten are appointment-only.
If you're coveting...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Two West Side men including a parolee are facing charges after police said shots were fired in a car causing state police to close two West Loop ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday, police said.
Martez Staples, 25, of the 1200 block of...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:06 AM
State police briefly closed two downtown ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday morning after someone in a vehicle fired gunshots, authorities said.
About 3:40 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired in the area of the 700 block of West Adams...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie.
She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Redmoon Theater, the 23-year-old Chicago performance, spectacle and party-creation company, said Thursday that it is vacating its longtime “Redmoon Central” headquarters in the West Loop and heading to Pilsen.
The new (and more affordable)...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:30 PM
The lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum is full with a dozen or so miniature wooden houses, perfect for dolls or birds with a taste for culture. The domestic sculptures are the work of the late Don Baum, who sometimes constructed them from mahjongg tiles,...
| Jul 5, 2013
Floral motifs embellish the exterior of 13thirteen Randolph Street Lofts, but the art deco building's most distinctive features are the apartments inside.
With exposed ductwork, 11-foot ceilings, original concrete floors and big windows, the loft-...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Chicago architect Scott Sarver of the firm smdp has a plan to spruce up the West Loop. Among his many ideas detailed recently in The Architect's Newspaper, he wants to cover the trench of the Kennedy Expressway......